With changing family patterns, increased life expectancy, and growing numbers of two incomes, there are higher rates of family breakdown. Grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. And the definitions of who and what grandparents are has changed over the past decades as well. We grandparents have re-defined ourselves unlike any other generation.
Just in time for that Spring feeling, we bring you back a most kid-friendly breakfast. Or, if you’re like Leslie & Kay, founders of grandparentlinkslink.com, breakfast isn’t just for the am — we do a breakfast at dinner for the grandkids! Kids love it when you mix it up.
Being honest is a characteristic quality that everyone hopes will be displayed by those in their lives, and we especially hope this will be a quality our children will embrace. Even those little white lies are lies, especially in situations where it can harm someone or something. Lies can only lead to bigger trouble, in many cases, and even though we want to think our children would never lie to us, they will, at least once in a while.
Let’s face it, kids love science—all types of science. Recently I read an article in Newsala (the online news for kids that I absolutely love) about a company that has devoted their lives to owl vomit, and I was fascinated. And, knowing kids… I knew they would be fascinated too.
Learning from our faults is a vital part of growing up and indeed our entire lives. Everyone makes mistakes, not just children. However, as grandparents and parents, it is our duty to help our children improve and learn from their blunders.
Hey, did you know there’s over 1 billion grandparents out there? Astounding right? Yup, it sure is -we are a strong force, one that promotes the foundation for future generations to learn from. Our stories are important, our voices are relevant! We are strong, we are active, and we are pretty Grand!
Okay, okay ,okay… we will be the first to admit that we do spoil our grandchildren (who doesn’t?!) But, sometimes we might not realize that some of our other “grandma treats” might be really bothering the parents! Here are 5 things that we know our children (the parents!) can’t stand!*
An ad came up on my computer and in less than 10 seconds I had clicked, “Yes,” and sent my credit card number. Now the amount wasn’t much, so what could I lose? You’re wondering what a mom, grandma and educator would jump at so fast and help someone she doesn’t even know with a new invention. Are you ready? The Building Brick Waffle Maker! Okay, if I were to ask every person I know who has a child in their life, to invest in a waffle maker that makes Lego-like pieces, I’m positive they’d click “invest” as fast as I did!
Embrace the idea of holiday chaos with the family! This is what makes times memorable and shareable, and will forever be a highlight. Don’t focus so much on the holiday muss and fuss; instead, enjoy it. Create a tradition if you don’t already have one… for instance in our home, we have a large basket. Everyone is given a little piece of paper and they write down what they are grateful for or what adventure or experience has happened, and what they look forward to in the coming year.